DDB, Chicago, IL: ACD. (Feb 2018 - Current)
Writer on Miller Lite & Mars Wrigley
FCB Global, Chicago, IL: Copywriter/Sr./ACD. (May 2015 - Feb 2018)
Writer on Boeing, Valspar, Clorox, BMO Harris, Fiat Chrysler, Michelob Ultra, and occasionally everything else. Some days we sell rockets. Some days we sell paint. Some days we don't sell anything, but we try very hard.
Trisect, Chicago, IL: Intern/Jr./Copywriter (June 2013 – May 2015)
Writing digital, POS (in-store), radio, print and video: mike's® Hard Lemonade, Kawasaki, DeVry, Tishman Speyer, King's Hawaiian, Slim Jim, Orville Redenbacher, Hunts, PAM and more. Shelf talk. Banner ad. Online video. Whatever the project, I took the words and made them great.
Fox Creative University, Columbia, MO: Copywriter (Jan. 2013 – May 2013)
Competed for 2015/2018 Women's World Cup Campaign for Fox Sports 1. As our team's "creative director," I got hands on experience with late hours, sweating deadlines, dying for perfection and pitching to the suits (they were great).
Littelfuse, Chicago, IL: Digital Marketing Intern (May 2012 – Aug. 2012)
Project manager responsible for researching and developing a social media strategy for the five-business-unit B2B company that's the largest maker of fuses in the United States. We needed more YouTube, less Twitter. I told the CEO.
Levi Strauss, Brussels, Belgium: Corporate Affairs Intern (Jan. 2012 – April 2012)
Corporate Affairs intern responsible for crisis management, public relations and spreading the denim gospel. (You can wash jeans by putting them in the freezer. It's true.) Monitored the web and social media for relevant news and delivered reports to global leadership teams. Wrote press releases, media alerts, company initiatives, articles and campaigns.
KCOU 88.1, Columbia, MO: Show host, reporter, producer (Fall 2009 – Spring 2011)
Covered the local beats for Columbia's greatest radio station with multi-media stories and original reporting. Elevated the Sunday afternoon airwaves with an hourlong broadcast dedicated to international topics: Fukishima, Libyan Revolution, Wisconsin Governor recall. City Council, traffic on the 8's, weather. I was on it.
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, Missouri School of Journalism
Bachelor of Science, Journalism, (2009 – 2013)
Major: Strategic Communications
GPA: 3.5 Honors
Universite libre De Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
Missouri School of Journalism semester abroad, (Jan. 2012 – June 2012) Studied international reporting and covered the illustrious (somewhat flawed) European Union.